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Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable? Women and heart disease Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health Saving face — (Protecting your skin!) What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too) EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks
 
Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Winnie Che has long been an active member of the International District community. If you go to the Greenland, Inc. offices located on Weller Street in the Eng Suey Family Plaza, you will see their health tonic Naturin 2 stacked in bright green boxes and you will see photos […]

Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Sugar is one of the greatest culprits of Alzheimer’s disease, said Dwayne Clark, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Aegis Living. Clark stated that the disease is not really preventable, but there are ways to slow the process. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, dementia is a general […]

Women and heart disease

Women and heart disease

By Francesca Minas, American Heart Association Northwest Asian Weekly Only a little over half are aware that heart disease is the leading killer of women, responsible for one of every three women’s deaths annually. Believe that heart disease is a “man’s disease” is still a common misperception. Yee Mei, Lee-Kong of Seattle got a pacemaker […]

Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

By Nancy Hammond Northwest Asian Weekly Oral health is critical to overall health. Here are six surprising tips to protect your oral health, save money ‑ and stay healthy. Surprise #1   – You’re more fit if your mouth is fit.  Oral health affects overall health and fitness.  Poor oral health has been linked to heart […]

Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly At the base of health is the body’s largest organ: your skin. Skin is one of the most exposed organs in our body, facing constant weather and environmental conditions. While the caring for the skin in its entirety is important (don’t forget that body lotion!), the face requires extra […]

What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

By Ginny Grimsley Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing on almost every level, says Dr. Eleazar Kadile, who […]

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Food is medicine,” said a doctor in a television interview recently. But of course, he was not the first to acknowledge that food is medicine. Hippocrates, a Greek physician said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” more than 2,000 years ago. The Chinese culture has […]

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

  The Seattle Board of  Park Commissioners recently announced it would be hosting  a public hearing regarding a proposed change to the Parks Code of Conduct which would prohibit smoking in all public parks in the city of Seattle. The special public hearing will take place on Thursday, April 16, to take comments on a […]

As the economy grows, so do China’s garbage woes

As the economy grows, so do China’s garbage woes

15 October 2009

More than 100 dump trucks piled high with garbage line the narrow road leading to Zhanglidong, waiting to empty their loads in a landfill as big as 20 football fields.

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Designer Yamamoto files for bankruptcy protection

Designer Yamamoto files for bankruptcy protection

15 October 2009

TOKYO (AP) — Yohji Yamamoto Inc., a fashion house famous for its austere black designer clothes, filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 9, a victim of slumping sales as Japanese women turn to cheaper casual outfits during a prolonged economic downturn.

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki to bid for 2020 Olympics

15 October 2009

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima and Nagasaki — sites of atomic bombings in World War II — are teaming up to make a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics that will emphasize world peace.

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Chinese migrants get nabbed at Arizona border

15 October 2009

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — Several groups of illegal immigrants from China have been arrested in southern Arizona in recent days. On Oct. 12, U.S. Border Patrol agents said it was part of an increasing trend fed by smugglers recruiting tourists to Central and South America.

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Editorial: The Yellow Line? No, thanks

15 October 2009

On Oct. 1, the new name of a rail line in Doraville, Ga., is currently under fire for being racially insensitive. Formerly called the Doraville to Airport Line, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) decided to give its lines color designations instead. The Doraville line is now called the Yellow Line.

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Commentary: A worry for the 21st century: the presence of racial bias within the jury room

Commentary: A worry for the 21st century: the presence of racial bias within the jury room

15 October 2009

In each of these circumstances, pivotal cases eventually changed the face of the legal system and helped to remedy injustice. This, however, was only the beginning of the fight against discrimination.

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Commentary: How I earned my Ph.D. running for office

Commentary: How I earned my Ph.D. running for office

15 October 2009

Even though two years have passed, I am still asked what it was like to run. I usually say, “It was a great experience. I may not have gotten the votes I needed, but I earned my Ph.D. trying!” A Ph.D. from the school of hard knocks, that is. Were it not for the lack of votes, I would have graduated magna cum laude.

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Blog: Behind the news: NWAW Publisher weighs in on the mayoral candidates forum

Blog: Behind the news: NWAW Publisher weighs in on the mayoral candidates forum

15 October 2009

Four candidates were debating simultaneously in Chinatown/International District on Oct 9.

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Sept. 23: FLOW members recognized as emerging leaders

Sept. 23: FLOW members recognized as emerging leaders

15 October 2009

Benes Aldana was awarded the Emerging Filipino Leaders (EFL) award in the law category by the Filipino Community of Seattle at its inaugural EFL Awards held at the Filipino Community Center. Aldana is a founding member of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW).

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Sept. 12: Denise Louie jazz night a success

Sept. 12: Denise Louie jazz night a success

15 October 2009

The Denise Louie Education Center held its annual jazz night at the Showbox Sodo.

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Sept. 28: Tuan Nguyen selected for Census Bureau’s Asian Advisory Committee

Sept. 28: Tuan Nguyen selected for Census Bureau’s Asian Advisory Committee

15 October 2009

Tuan Nguyen, who is vice president for Media and Film Company, a Vietnamese-language entertainment production company, was selected by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to serve on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Advisory Committee on the Asian population.

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Oct. 2: Rep. Zack Hudgins to represent U.S. in India 

Oct. 2: Rep. Zack Hudgins to represent U.S. in India 

15 October 2009

State Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila) and a select group of six young political and policy leaders from around the United States were chosen by the American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) to participate in a 10-day political exchange program beginning on Oct. 30.

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Two fashion shows, two approaches

Two fashion shows, two approaches

15 October 2009

Oct. 1: The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) presented a fashion show, consisting of 27 models, as part of their annual fundraising dinner. The event was called “A World of Cultures” and was held at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The show raised $95,000. ♦

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Asian American Pioneers in Music

Asian American Pioneers in Music

08 October 2009

This year's gala takes place Oct. 16 and will honor musicians who have inspired their students and brought their craft to the masses. This special issue of Northwest Asian Weekly tells their stories, from their influences to how their talents developed to their greatest triumphs.

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A Class Act: Marcus Tsutakawa 

A Class Act: Marcus Tsutakawa 

08 October 2009

There is a certain kind of magic when conductor Marcus Tsutakawa lifts his baton to lead Garfield High School’s orchestras.

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A technological whiz: Sharad Gadre

A technological whiz: Sharad Gadre

08 October 2009

Sharad Gadre Sharad Gadre In 1200 AD, Indian classical music started to formalize into a school of culture. In the 21st century, Sharad Gadre has been taking it one step ahead: into the cyber world.

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A writer of love songs: Ngo Thuy Mien

A writer of love songs: Ngo Thuy Mien

08 October 2009

Music has always been a way for Ngo Thuy Mien to express himself and share his emotions with those he loves.

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An improviser:  Deems Tsutakawa

An improviser: Deems Tsutakawa

08 October 2009

As a jazz pianist for more than 40 years, Deems Tsutakawa has created an original, distinctive sound known by many jazz fans.

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The creator of a legacy: Angelo Pizarro

The creator of a legacy: Angelo Pizarro

08 October 2009

Angelo Pizarro (Photo by Kevin Fry) Angelo Pizarro (Photo by Kevin Fry) Whenever he strikes the first note or chord on the acoustic guitar, Angelo Pizarro hopes it creates a “nice tone” for his audiences to enjoy. And once he starts playing, his passion for what he calls “a mixture of what I like” — an improvisational blend of traditional Filipino–Spanish music with jazz and pop — is made very clear after he performs for several hours without taking any breaks.

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An operatic voice: Dieter Cui

An operatic voice: Dieter Cui

08 October 2009

Dieter Cui may reside in Seattle, but he is a world traveler when it comes to performing and teaching opera music. In addition to being a top performer in Chinese and Western opera, Cui — whose Chinese first name is Zong Shun — contributes to the community through his nonprofit organization, the Seattle PhiloVoce Association. Cui has also taught hundreds of students in Seattle.

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